I was lucky enough to have a holiday in Mexico September, 2008. Paul only came out for the second week, so my friends and I did a couple of days chilling and a couple of excursions. One of these excursions was called Garrafon Discovery.
The bus took us to Cancun and then we took a speed boat out to Isla de Mujeras. As much as it seems a very cliched experience, I thought it was a must that I chose to go swimming with the Dolphins when I had the chance. And it was fabulous! I swum out to do the footpush, and had given my camera to my friend. I didn't realise it, but he had taken this series of photos! I regret the way I look, but I don't regret him taking the photos or the experience.
It was the monthly house challenge at UK Scrappers - use 7 photos or more, and then using a new technique. I used the Impressions plate and the embossing pad on my Big Shot for the first time.
It will be the first and last time I sew on glossy cardstock - what a nightmare! The shiny texture on the cardstock caused the machine to slip and slide - a total pain.
Supplies: DCWV Taj Mahal , scrap of Rouge de Garance which I embossed with dots, scrap of Fancy Pants Delight on title. Rhonna Farrer rub-on, which reads "Great things are done by a series of small things brought together - van gogh." The title was cut out on my Cricut using "Opposites Attract" cartridge.
My journalling reads:
1. How did they say to stand? 2. Oh wait! I’m not ready! 3. I don’t know if I want to do this! 4. I’m not sure if this is right …. 5. Oh, I don’t like this! 6. This feels really weird! 7. They said to put your arms up and lock your knees … 8. Oh no, here I go …. 9. It feels like I am flying through the water! 10. What a rush! 11. Who would have ever thought I would have done this? 12. I’m going quite fast … 13. Hey! Look at me! 14. Coming in to land. That was fantastic!
And so it was. An unbelievable experience.